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University-sponsored organizations, academic and administrative departments, faculty and staff CAN have an Internet mailing list (listserv) created for their usage. Once a "listserv" has been created, the owner of the account may grant membership to desired users by having them subscribe to their list.
Listserv is short for automatic mailing list server. When email is addressed to a Listserv mailing list, it is automatically broadcast to everyone on the list. The result is similar to a newsgroup or forum, except that the messages are transmitted as email and are therefore available only to individuals on the list.
Internet Mailing lists can be requested by Faculty, Staff and Recognized Organizations of Northwest.
All mailing lists must have an owner. In addition to an owner mailing list may also have a moderator to control list membership and messages posted to the list.
The list membership is not setup by the List Service Administrator. Individuals wanting to receive messages from a list can subscribe themselves to the list.
The maximum number of subscribers to a list is not limited. The list owner can request that a list have a limited number of subscribers. List names must be unique. List names may be evaluated by Client Computing and rejected if the name is a trademark, copyrighted, potentially offensive or otherwise inappropriate.
To request a Northwest Listserv, please email Tim Carlyle.